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  • will MS CRM 2011 be supported from MS if it got installed on the same server that host the domain controller
    john yassa
    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:21 PM

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  • hi, the following from MS CRM 2011 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Planning Guide, please refer the document for more details.

     

    The computer on which Microsoft Dynamics CRM is running cannot function as an Active Directory domain controller, unless it is running Windows Small Business Server 2008


    Thomas T(MCBMSS) If you find this post helpful then please "Vote as Helpful" and "Mark As Answer".
    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 1:54 PM
  • I think Thomas is right since he pulled the guideline from the planning guide.  But I can tell you that the install does work and CRM will function on a domain controller.  That is basically how you have to do it if you want to create a dev virtual machine for CRM and I have done this many times.  I have never put it on a domain controller for production use though.  I am going to hypothesize that it's performance related and slows down either SMB domain controller operations or CRM operations.
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    Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:23 PM
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  • Hi John,

    I agree with Jamie.

    But some small business with 10 users or less may prefer standalone server(Active Directory, SQL, CRM, Email Router) all at one place.

    So it depends on the No of users and database size.

     

    Regards,


    Khaja Mohiddin|||||http://www.dynamicsexchange.com/
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 4:25 PM

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  • hi, the following from MS CRM 2011 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Planning Guide, please refer the document for more details.

     

    The computer on which Microsoft Dynamics CRM is running cannot function as an Active Directory domain controller, unless it is running Windows Small Business Server 2008


    Thomas T(MCBMSS) If you find this post helpful then please "Vote as Helpful" and "Mark As Answer".
    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 1:54 PM
  • I think Thomas is right since he pulled the guideline from the planning guide.  But I can tell you that the install does work and CRM will function on a domain controller.  That is basically how you have to do it if you want to create a dev virtual machine for CRM and I have done this many times.  I have never put it on a domain controller for production use though.  I am going to hypothesize that it's performance related and slows down either SMB domain controller operations or CRM operations.
    Jamie Miley
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    Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:23 PM
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  • Hi John,

    I agree with Jamie.

    But some small business with 10 users or less may prefer standalone server(Active Directory, SQL, CRM, Email Router) all at one place.

    So it depends on the No of users and database size.

     

    Regards,


    Khaja Mohiddin|||||http://www.dynamicsexchange.com/
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 4:25 PM